Video Shows Two Women And A 6-Year-Old Brawling In Indiana Walmart
By Lisa White in News on Jun 10, 2015 5:10PM
Our neighbors to the east are back in the news for more bad behavior, after two women and a 6-year-old boy were caught on film fighting inside an Indiana Walmart. The video has gone viral and caught the attention of news outlets across the nation, giving the Hoosier State once again a reputation for crass behavior.
Beech Grove Police stated that the fight happened at the Beech Grove Walmart last Thursday, as reported by Fox59. During the altercation, Amber Stephenson, 34, told her son to punch the other woman, Rebecca Mills, 39, ABC6 reports. The young boy, wearing a Batman shirt, joined the fight between the two adult women as he punched, kicked and hit Mills with a shampoo bottle.
No employee stepped in because according to store representatives, it's against policy for employees to get involved in fights on store property. Police were called to deal with the matter. Meanwhile the security officer on duty was on the opposite side of the store when the brawl broke out.
Stephenson did call in to WZPL’s Smiley Morning Show on Tuesday to explain her side of the story, stating that the fight was prompted by Mills yelling a racial slur to a Walmart employee.
“(The woman) was sitting there yelling at an employee at Walmart, and she was telling her that she was a (expletive) and that she was going to get out of the chair and whoop her (expletive),” Stephenson told the radio show.
Stephenson also expanded on her son's involvement in the fight during her conversation with WZPL:
“My son takes martial arts classes,” Stephenson said on WZPL. “He’s been going to the gym for several years with his father. I mean, he’s been in the gym for a long time. He got a little crazy. I don’t have to worry about him ever being bullied.”
It was originally reported that Beech Grover Police were considering involving the Department of Child Services in their investigations after being alarmed at the 6-year-old's behavior and questioning the environment the child is being raised in.
We're all for calling people out when they use racial slurs, but yelling at your child to join in and punch someone in their "fucking face" might not be the best course of action. Then again, a late night brawl in the middle of an Indiana Walmart that showcases some of the finer forms of parenting doesn't seem that unusual to the former Hoosiers on staff.
At this time, no one involved in the incident has been arrested, but Walmart did ban both women from the store.